Lewiston Evening Journal for Jan. 27, 1923

Read more about Jan. 27, 1973, in the SunJournal.com archives.

100 Years Ago: 1923

Merle Erskine who recently installed a radio set reports very good results. He gets the stations of Newark, N. J., and Schenectady, N.Y., every night, as well as others. The farthest station picked up by him was that of Chicago..

50 Years Ago: 1973

Agreements on ending the fighting In Vietnam and calling for the withdrawal of all U.S. forces were signed today in two sessions in the ballroom of an old hotel near the Arc de Triomphe.

In the first session this morning Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong signed the overall agreement that for the United States means the end of the longest war in its history and a conflict paid for in the lives of so many men and billions of dollars.


The signing took 18 minutes, and ended with champagne toasts. But outside, demonstrators were waving Viet Cong and North Vietnamese flags, and booed the Americans and the South Vietnamese.

In the second signing session, Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh of North Vietnam signed a separate group of documents and this officially brought an end to the diplomatic efforts for peace in Vietnam that began in 1968.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The Lewiston-Auburn Optimist Club will meet at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Davinci’s Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Roy Lane from Central Maine Power, who will discuss deregulation of Maine’s electrical industry. Three new members will be initiated.

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